The Scottish Government defended its budget yesterday amid claims a looming economic slowdown would cost public services £2billion.
Scots are facing a double-whammy raid on their wallets after the draft budget proposed income tax rises for higher earners and paved the way for more council tax hikes.
RBS was told by MSPs yesterday that it had a "duty" to continue to serve communities which helped bail out the banks in their hour of need.
Businesses in the north-east will continue to benefit from rates relief measures as well as a new package of support.
The Scottish Government's finance secretary Derek Mackay has revealed his draft Budget for 2018-19.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has said that today’s budget will protect the NHS and other public services against the “worst effects” of Westminster cuts.
Council chiefs in Aberdeen are steeling themselves for an “economic Armageddon” amid fears up to £35million could be cut from its funding package today.
Kezia Dugdale has said she “deeply regrets” having overshadowed the election of her successor as Scottish Labour leader by appearing on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
School children across the north and north-east are “falling behind” on a number of educational basics, new Scottish Government data suggests.
The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has been compared to a “dodgy offshore tax haven” after allowing a senior officer’s personal tax bill to be paid off with public funds.
A defeat at Holyrood has left the Scottish Government with “no choice” but to help save lifeline ferries in the northern isles, it was claimed last night.
Hopes were raised last night that the battle against rip-off delivery charges was at a “turning point” as the fight was taken to the heart of Holyrood and Westminster.
Banks were under fire in Holyrood yesterday for “totally deserting rural communities” and leaving remote customers facing journeys of more than an hour to their nearest branch.
It was a plot twist delivered with the type of craft and precision that would be expected of Scotland’s great writers.
The Scottish Government has rejected claims that GPs across the Highlands and islands could face “extinction” over new contract arrangements.
Family doctors in rural areas have warned that their practices are on the brink of becoming “critically unviable” because of a proposed new GP contract.
The Scottish Government was last night accused of leaving the NHS at “breaking point” as new data showed another slump in performance in Grampian and Highland.
The Scottish Government last night performed a U-turn on plans for a rates raid that could have led to the closure of sports centres, museums and libraries in northern Scotland.
A north-east MSP has called for assurances over the future of an under-threat exchange programme which benefits young footballers.
An Orkney councillor and the head of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have been appointed to a controversial new board that will oversee several agencies.
A £2million funding package for superfast broadband in Aberdeen has been announced by the Scottish Government.
Non-emergency hospital transfers across the north-east will be investigated “urgently” by the nation’s Health Secretary in an attempt to free up ambulances.
Labour chiefs want Aberdeen’s suspended councillors to prove their “commitment to challenging austerity” before they will be welcomed back into the party.
Opponents of the Scottish Government’s controversial named person scheme have threatened fresh legal action.
Sports centres, libraries and museums in the north and north-east are facing the threat of closure because of a “devastating” multimillion pound rates bombshell.
Average earners in the north and north-east could pay £8million more than those in the rest of the UK if the SNP raises income tax, it has been claimed.
One head teacher could be appointed to run two of Aberdeen’s Catholic primaries – and the model could be rolled out to other schools suffering from teacher shortages.
Philip Hammond faced calls last night to return £140million “unfairly taken” from Scotland’s police force and fire brigade after he finally scrapped VAT charges on the services.
New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard branded the chancellor’s Autumn Budget a failure – and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said Britain had plunged “deep in the relegation zone”.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay was under pressure last night to follow the UK Government’s decision to scrap stamp duty for first time property buyers.
Labour politician Kezia Dugdale has said she is going into the I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle to teach young viewers about politics.
Philip Hammond's Budget pledge of £2 billion for Scotland has been dismissed as "smoke and mirrors" by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.